New Jersey's 11th congressional district
|New Jersey's 11th congressional district|
District map as of 2013
|Current Representative||Rodney Frelinghuysen (R–Morristown)|
New Jersey's 11th Congressional District is represented by Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen, who is not seeking re-election in 2018. The district is centered in Morris County, with suburban settlements and a high per capita income. The territory is located in the area of the Watchung and Ramapo Mountains.
Prior to a redistricting in the early 1980s, the 11th was centered in Essex County. The congressional seat was held by Democrats for over 40 years. The redistricting, conducted under a Republican-dominated legislature, shifted the focus of the district to Morris County, whose population was dominated by Republicans. In 1984, Republican Dean Gallo defeated 22-year incumbent Democrat Joseph Minish. Since then, the district has been one of the most reliably Republican districts in the Northeast. The Democrats have not made a serious bid for the seat since Minish's defeat. However, in January 2018, Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen announced that he will not seek re-election; the seat is now rated by leading political observers as a "toss-up" for the November 2018 election.
Counties and municipalities in the district
- Bloomfield (part; also 10th), Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair (part; also 10th), North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange (part; also 10th)
- Boonton Town, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown Town, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph Township, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township and Victory Gardens
Mikie Sherrill, former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, is the Democratic nominee. Assemblyman Jay Webber, currently representing the 26th legislative district, is the Republican nominee. Ryan Martinez, an attorney, is the Libertarian Party's nominee.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2016||President||Trump 49 - 48%|
|2012||President||Romney 52 - 47%|
|2008||President||McCain 54 - 45%|
|2004||President||Bush 58 - 42%|
|2000||President||Bush 54 - 43%|
|District created March 4, 1913|
|John J. Eagan||Democratic||March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1921||parts of Hudson (Guttenberg, Hoboken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, West New York)|
|Archibald E. Olpp||Republican||March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923||Secaucus|
|John J. Eagan||Democratic||March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925|
|Oscar L. Auf der Heide||Democratic||March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933||West New York||redistricted to the 14th district|
|Peter Angelo Cavicchia||Republican||March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937||Newark||redistricted from the 9th district||parts of Essex (the Oranges and parts of Newark)|
|Edward L. O'Neill||Democratic||January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939|
|Albert L. Vreeland||Republican||January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943||East Orange|
|Frank Sundstrom||Republican||January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949||East Orange|
|Hugh Joseph Addonizio||Democratic||January 3, 1949 – June 30, 1962||Newark||Resigned after being elected Mayor of Newark|
|Vacant (June 30, 1962 – January 3, 1963)|
|Joseph Minish||Democratic||January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
|West Orange||lost re-election in 1984 after redistricting|
|January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
|parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, Verona, and parts of Newark)|
|January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
|parts of Essex (Maplewood, the Oranges, and parts of Newark)|
|January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
|parts of Essex, Passaic (Little Falls and West Paterson),
and Union (Hillside)
|January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
|parts of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic|
|Dean Gallo||Republican||January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993||Parsippany-Troy Hills||died||parts of Essex, Morris, Sussex, and Warren|
|January 3, 1993 – November 6, 1994||Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex|
|Vacant (November 6, 1994 – January 3, 1995)|
|Rodney Frelinghuysen||Republican||January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003||Harding||Incumbent|
|January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013||
Morris and parts of Essex, Passaic, Somerset, and Sussex
|January 3, 2013 –||parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex|
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- "Roll Call's 2018 Election Guide". The Economist Group. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.
- 2006 NJ-11 U.S. House Election Results, CNN.com, November 8, 2006
- New York Times Election Results
- 2010 NJ-11 U.S. House Election Results
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- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present